Oak Forest

My all time favorite neighborhood in Houston. I am so grateful to have bought a home in this area because I instantly fell in love with it. I had seen it growing up because I worked just down the street but never really thought much about it and never realized the potential & how unbelievably close it was to EVERYTHING. Oak Forest is like nothing else (well close in amenities and Inner Loop like Idylwood and of course gorgeous Garden Oaks) and its still affordable. Plus, there are lots of people that have lived in this neighborhood forever (and don’t want to leave) and are astonished at all the changes. Homes are relatively small 2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath but many are remodeled & have been added on to or have been torn down and completely rebuilt. So you can pretty much find anything you are looking for, old to new, small to large, etc. The neighborhood was started in the 1940’s and now has over 5,000 homes and over 24k residents. The neighborhood is super charming and inviting with lots of large, shading trees, parks everywhere & bike/walking trails. Not only is Oak Forest right outside of the loop (literally less than 5 minutes) but its close to many major freeways – 610, i10, 290 and 45. You can take back ways anywhere from here, that’s great for those of us who like to avoid traffic. Houses usually contain hardwood throughout & since are typically small the lot is enormous and keeps you a good distance from neighbors. Lots are typically 7,000sf and deed restrictions don’t allow you to combine lots so this has helped keep the integrity of the size.

Oak Forest has grown and there is a lot to keep you in the neighborhood when it comes to shopping and convenience & service: a Signature Kroger, tanning salon, all the banks, a credit union, Dollar Store, Dollar General, Palais Royal, a new Ross, Walgreens, CVS, antique shops, Bally’s, hair salons, nail salons, Massage Envy, churches and liquor store. Not to mention on the other side of the freeway (610) you have Memorial hospital, Lowes and Home Depot. If you keep going down 34th headed to 290 you will find a vast array of options, restaurants, Randalls and smaller grocery stores, Sonic, Jason’s Deli, Radio Shack, Citi Trends, shoe stores, Starbucks, TMobile, Academy, Luby’s and a few more things, you name it, we got it.

When it comes to food, you can get almost any fast food off of Ella – McDonald’s, Arby’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, and pizza etc. Mom & pop shops in the area: Doyle’s, Raznovsky’s Hamburgers, Mexican restaurants, and Chinese etc. Newer places in Oak Forest include: Baskin Robbins, Plonk, El Rey, and many more!

Come by Oak Forest or learn more below…
For the wiki definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Forest,_Houston
HOA is voluntary, but for more info visit: http://www.ofha.org/our_community.html

Jenny Vargas
Resident of Oak Forest
Realtor, CNE
[email protected]

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